FBI Whistle Blower Spoke To Eric Cantor Two Weeks Ago Regarding Petraeus

Starting off, Politico offers 6 lingering questions regarding the resignation of David Petraeus, which includes

1. Why resign now?

The Obama administration’s first sex scandal exploded just three days after the president was reelected at the end of a hard-fought campaign and just days before Petraeus was scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing about the attacks in Benghazi.

That’s a good question. Why three days days after the election with the hearings coming up? One of the other questions is “5. What role, if any, did Benghazi play?” Will Petraeus make himself available to Congress? Oh, and then there’s this question “4. Why weren’t Obama and the Hill committees told earlier?” Who says Obama didn’t know? There’s zero chance the head of the FBI wasn’t informed of the probe. And there’s zero chance Eric Holder, as head of the DOJ, wasn’t informed of a probe against the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by his underling, the head of the FBI. And zero chance Holder doesn’t inform his boss, Barack Obama. And they all surely knew weeks ago, if not longer. Why? We learn on Internet page 2 of the NY Times article

Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, said Saturday an F.B.I. employee whom his staff described as a whistle-blower told him about Mr. Petraeus’s affair and a possible security breach in late October, which was after the investigation had begun.

“I was contacted by an F.B.I. employee concerned that sensitive, classified information may have been compromised and made certain Director Mueller was aware of these serious allegations and the potential risk to our national security,” Mr. Cantor said in a statement.

Mr. Cantor talked to the person after being told by Representative Dave Reichert, Republican of Washington, that a whistle-blower wanted to speak to someone in the Congressional leadership about a national security concern. On Oct. 31, his chief of staff, Steve Stombres, called the F.B.I. to tell them about the call.

Let’s be clear: Petraeus having an affair is only an Obama scandal inside the circles of Washington politics. Obama is not at fault. This should not be a black mark on Obama in the least. People are responsible for their own conduct. That said, there is a saying in politics “it’s not the “crime”, it’s the coverup.” There was no actual crime committed, just a really poor choice of conduct by Petraeus, but, what did Obama and his administration know and when did they know it? Did they make sure to hold off on the resignation till after the election? Did they wait till after the election to inform Petraeus that they knew about the affair?

Another question would be why Congress was not informed till after the election? Diane Feinstein was a bit put out that, as head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, she was not informed of the probe. Who made the decision to not inform her and others in Congress? Damned sure it wasn’t some down the FBI/DOJ food chain.

On Saturday, the two government officials who had been briefed on the case dismissed a range of media speculation that the F.B.I. inquiry might have focused on leaks of classified information to the news media or even foreign spying. “People think that because it’s the C.I.A. director, it must involve bigger issues,” one official said. “Think of a small circle of people who know each other.”

But….

The F.B.I. investigators were not pursuing evidence of Mr. Petraeus’s marital infidelity, which would not be a criminal matter, the official said. But their examination of his e-mails, most or all of them sent from a personal account and not from his C.I.A. account, raised the possibility of security breaches that needed to be addressed directly with him.

So, exactly why were they investigating Petraeus? And how is it possible that the White House had no clue? Will this turn into another example of the Obama administration hiding information? Surely, we can’t expect them to inform the public, but they should have informed certain members of Congress.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-11 15:31:46

I’m a bit out of the loop. Did Petraeus come out and admit to the affair?

Am wondering if there isn’t something more fishy going on. He’s not a favorite of the liberals and the left. Could this be a mighty smear campaign in an attempt to hush and discredit a man who could have blown Benghazi investigations up?

Just color me shocked that a man in his position would throw it all away for an affair with someone else’s mom. Granted, she’s hot.. but.. this stretches a bit.

Also, I’m not really all that surprised that Congress was not advised on an internal investigation (if there was one) of a senior security official. Or, could this whistleblower actually be trying to alert Congress of an abuse against Petraeus?

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2012-11-11 16:53:21

Gumball,

Yes, Petraeus admitted the affair.

The affair appears to have come to light during an investigation into other emails having to do with a stalker.

While the timing is odd, Petraeus still could have testified in front of the House but is now choosing not to do so. That is what is fishy to me.

As a military man, he would not have been afforded as much protection under the UCMJ as he is under the 5th Amendment. I am never a fan of “if you have nothing to hide, the tell us,” but in this case there does seem to be something weird when a guy who was going to testify now is not until the House issues another subpoena.

This whole thing – much like the relieving of some commanders in the mid east – may be nothing, but there sure seems to be a lot of stench associated with it.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-11 17:18:51

Thanks gitarcarver.

From fox news

President Obama’s Veterans Day Speech: “We Take Care of Our Own”

Yeah, except if you are a member of the military, our national security, our veterans, our energy creators, or our job creators.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2012-11-11 18:20:48

Gumball,

I always tell people if you think ObamaCare is going to work, why is Medicare in the tank and why is TriCare (the military health plan) on the chopping block for cuts and why was TriCare Prime eliminated?

You have not one, but two examples of how the government handles health care and it always results in higher costs with less services and a demand for more money from the people.

It is so frustrating.

 
Comment by William Teach
2012-11-11 21:28:23

Interestingly, it seems that Petraeus testified not under Oath to Congress, and now he would have to do it under oath. They will certainly have to subpoena him. I wonder if the White House will fight it, even though Petraeus has resigned?

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-11 22:13:17

i smell executive privilege coming.

I also wonder why Obama has been “eagerly” helping to get info out… but no one seems to want to ask for the right information. It’s almost like Obama wants to put out a certain narrative. WOnder how many years this Benghazi investigation will take?

 
Comment by Trish
2012-11-12 08:00:00

I couldn’t hate this administration any more than I did. Or so I thought. So it’s an outrage that this information about General P wasn’t outed before the election? NO IT IS NOT, it is an outrage that they didn’t investigate Benghazi before the election. And absolute crime.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-12 10:05:13

I agree. But, I blame the Republican leadership. Were they heard from during this election? Were they helpful? Were they helpful during the Fast & Furious investigation that took, now, 2 years to get…. where? Where were they during the last 2 months while betrayal and assassinations at Benghazi was buried by the media.

 

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